It’s April already? Newsletter and Meeting Announcement

Peileppe-3-flowers-300pxIt’s snowing and in the 30’s so it must be Spring in Chicago!

The next meeting of South Lakeview Neighbors is Tuesday, April 12, and it promises to be a full agenda
6:30 PM – Doors open
7:00 PM – Meeting begins


  1. Farm Bar Street Cafe Permit

  2. 3142 N. Racine-Church conversion Zoning change

  3. Estate Planning presentation

  4. Restaurant/business presentations :

  5. Beef & Barley (B&B) @ Wellington/Ashand

  6. Punt & Plume Wine Bar

Farm Bar Street Cafe Permit

Newly opened Farm Bar Restaurant @ 1300 W. Wellington has applied for an street cafe license to be located in front of the establishment on Wellington. As this is the initial application, the issue will be presented to the SLN membership and voted on. The immediate area will be flyered and non-members living near the issue will be able to express their views and vote on the issue.

3142 N. Racine – Church Conversion zoning change

Developers are proposing converting (not demolishing) the current building, which is a somewhat dilapidated Church that is being used on a sporadic basis.

The developer is seeking a zoning from C-1 (commercial) to B2-3. The plan is for 7 unit apartment configuration. There would be 2 indoor, 1 outdoor and 1 outdoor tandem parking spaces. The height or the footprint of the building would not be changed. THIS IS A VOTING ISSUE.

Estate Planning & Trusts Presentation

There will be a 10-15 minute presentation on Estate Planning and Trusts that will outline some of the common mistakes made with Estate Plans and Trusts that can undermine the intentions of estate-planning goals, cause havoc in court and result in higher taxes or lost assets. The presentation will be given by Mr. Correa, attorney at law.

Restaurant/business introductions :

Beef & Barley (B&B) @ Wellington/Ashland

Formerly Temple Bar. Management has rebranded this establishment to be more of restaurant than a bar. Seating is more intimate with more 2 or 4 person high tables. The menu has been totally changed and the previous sports bar mentality is gone. Management will present the operational changes to the membership

Punt & Plume – 1324 W. Wrightwood

Newly opened establishment specializing in fine wines, craft spirits, local small batch brews and cigars. Owners will describe the operations and supply some samples of wine and food.

What happened at the March meeting? It’s in the April newsletter. Click here to read it.